That Game of Thrones Episode

Instead of watching President Shit for Brains read words off of a teleprompter, hence allowing him his moment where he finally becomes President of the United States, I caught up on the latest episode of Game of Thrones. I have some questions but there will be spoilers so scroll past this if you haven’t watched it yet. One more time:

What the fuck was that about? This zombienapping plan was so bad that I’m assuming that Daenerys’s new slogan is “Make Westeros Great Again.” I am bad at watching tv shows because I have a tendency to surf the web during it so sometimes I miss the finer points. But was Tyrion’s plan basically:

  1. Capture zombie and bring it to Cersei
  2. ???
  3. Profit

Even in the best possible scenario of this going down without a hitch, it’s not like Cersei has ever acted rational. What is the best case outcome? Is sending the King of the North out on some suicide mission the best use of your resources? And even if they did decide it was worth the gamble, shouldn’t you have your air support a bit closer to the action. In fact, why not just ride a dragon beyond the wall, swoop down and capture a damn wight like it was a goat. At the very least bring an emergency raven along with you to save Gedry a marathon.

This plan was so half-baked that they are lucky they weren’t all wiped out by that bear attack. We won’t even get into the distances covered, how long it took for Gedry to make it to the wall then to send out the ravens then for the dragons to come to the rescue. Well, kind of.

Everything just felt really clunky. Dany’s dragons are too powerful and they needed a way to balance the playing field a bit which is understandable. But did they need the Rube Goldberg machine to accomplish it?

Trump is Giving a Scripted Speech Tonight

Since (I don’t think) he won’t be taking questions, this should just be scripted. Expect him to stay on script, be mostly coherent, and for the media to start with the “Kelly has finally taken control of the rudder” stories before some major leak hitting the presses within the next 24 hours.

That has been the trend so far. Why would it change now?


Well, here we go:

Katrina Pierson Calls Slavery ‘Good’ in Hilariously Awful Attempt to Defend Trump

At 1:45 in this clip you can freeze frame and see the exact moment where Wendy Osefo’s brain attempts to leave her head to go after Katrina Pierson.

But it was this comment from Pierson that caught Osefo’s attention: “It absolutely deserves a place, because bad history is still good history for this country.”

“Slavery is good history?” Osefo asked in disbelief.

Now, while most reasonable person would respond with an emphatic, “of course not,” Pierson went a different direction.

“Considering where we are today! Where we are today! Absolutely!” she said.

“Slavery is good history? Absolutely? Oh, wow,” Osefo shot back.

When Pierson argued that American children wouldn’t know “how special and how wonderful” this country is without the Civil War, Osefo asked, “How special slavery is? You know how many people died?”

Question of the Day

What’s the first computer you owned?

Commodore Vic 20 baby! The Com 64 was a bit out of our price range for a keyboard that hooked up to a tv so I had to make due with the 64’s little brother, the Vic 20. I even had a tape drive for it:

Our school had just gotten the Apple II’s which were magnificent but my family wasn’t going to plop down a grand (or was it 2?) so that I could play lemonade stand on it. But the Vic 20 was amazing to a 7 year old. You could learn BASIC on it, plug a cartridge in the back and play games. I think we ended up getting a printer for it at some point but I don’t remember ever having a word processing program for it.

Good times.